I did the voiceover for this video explaining how FC Bayern Munich‘s Flagship Store on Tmall Global delivers merchandise via DHL eCommerce. It all sounds pretty complicated to me. But if soccer fans are happy with DHL, I’m glad to be the voice that’s telling everyone about it.
The video was made by Salween Group, “a content marketing agency headquartered in Singapore”. Yes, thanks to modern technology, I can do a voice over from my apartment in Toronto, for an animator in South East Asia, who is making a video about Chinese fans buying a German soccer team’s merchandise.
Want to design a T-shirt? Feel like saving the world? I’m about to doubly make your day. Check out the video I voiced for Ink to the People, where you can get your shirts made and support charities.
The audition specs called for a voice like Alec Baldwin narrating The Royal Tenenbaums. I’m not sure how close I got to that, but they chose me and wanted my final read to be exactly like my audition. So, I guess I got close enough!
Now, I need to come up with a T-shirt design about saving the environment. Hmmm… Perhaps my Enviroman persona needs to be on a shirt. He’s a darn good-looking superhero, after all.
This was my longest voiceover yet. More than 5 minutes! Did it for an animation company in India. It’s for a pretty inspirational client. Which I guess is appropriate, since it inspired me to do my longest voiceover yet!
On March 2 and 3, 2014, I took a workshop with Susan Hart, big-time voice director and voice casting director. For two whole days, she taught us tips and helped us practice on scripts. And at the end of the second day, we recorded a little demo of some scripts we picked out. In her assessment email to me afterward, she mentioned: “Your comedic timing was fun and can be used for both subtle and big characters.” So I’m excited about my new knowledge and for the new tools I have to bring to the world of voices for animation. Plus, the people in my class we really nice and funny. So I wanted to remember the weekend with a photo of all of us. They were kind enough to oblige. That’s us making the sign for VO (voice over), just in case it’s not clear. When I was walking out of the class at the end of the weekend, I was feeling a bit insecure, because there were some real pros in there. But one girl, who is amazing and actually has a gig as a regular voice on a kid’s TV show, said to me: “You’re so funny! You should do stand-up!” Which gave me a skip in my step the whole way home. Maybe I’ll turn that feeling into a new voice character, named Skippy. 🙂